Let’s get this out of the way. Yvonne Strahovski is really really really ridiculously good looking. Not only that but as Sarah Walker she is a bad ass super spy who could kill you in thousands of different ways, hundreds of them even being enjoyable. Of course the producers know this and add in the gratuitous bikini/lingerie scenes every now and again to make sure the male demographic keeps paying attention. There is also a romantic tension between Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah Walker to keep the ladies interested. I think it is safe to say that as long as Yvonne Strahovski stays on Chuck, I’ll keep watching.
Sponsored: Megan Fox at the Jonah Hex Premiere
When we featured the Jonah Hex teazer trailer it was right around the time Iron Man 2 was due to be released. To be honest we all gave it some airtime only for one person. Yup Megan Fox, it seems if you don’t have confidence your movie will make bank get Megan Fox on board.
We can’t blame them however.
These days being a nerd doesn’t carry the social stigma that it used to, and many of us carry the title with pride. Maybe that’s why the idea of an underachieving technical support guy becoming an operative for the US government is so appealing. I like the idea of a guy who is good on computers and if given the option would spend most of his time on the couch is in actuality the most potent weapon the government has. Whether he is taking on a Spanish assassins or German Terrorists, Chuck always manages to use his tech savvy and various other knowledge to somehow save the day.
The action in Chuck is actually fairly exciting. We get to see Yvonne Strahovski do high kicks, Adam Baldwin shoot ridiculously large guns and Chuck get captured by the enemy. The stunts are well coordinated and the special effects are believable, except for some of the large explosions. Considering this is a comedy about a nerd turned spy, the action scenes are surprisingly gripping and fit into the episodes well without being overdone. Now that Chuck has the knowledge of various martial arts in his mind we can expect even more ass kicking in every episode, intentional or not.
The storyline of Chuck has gotten more and more intriguing as the series has gone on. In the beginning Chuck was a fairly standard spy show with the US government stopping various evil plots by nefarious villains from foreign countries. As time has gone by we have been introduced to other semi-friendly spies, rogue agents and an insidious secret organization. The plot has subtly gotten more and more complex without becoming too confusing like some other shows. I’m looking at you, Lost. While it might take some background information to get a new viewer up to speed, it doesn’t take all the previous episodes to understand what’s going on. I’d recommend a new viewer watch the old episodes though, just because they are entertaining.
Chuck is one of the funniest shows on TV. Sure Two and Half Men might be the highest rated comedy with their little fat kid and laugh track, but Chuck is the show I can find myself laughing at even when I’m watching it alone. It doesn’t have elaborate setups for jokes or anything, but the dialogue flows so smoothly and naturally that it feels like the kind of jokes I’d tell with my friends. My friends and I are hilarious in case you were wondering. Chuck is always ready with a sarcastic quip to deal with the stress of being an untrained spy defending his country, while at the same time hiding his spy knowledge from his friends, coworkers, and family. It kind of reminds me of Spider-Man, always ready with a joke to deal with stress, providing us with hours of entertainment.